Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen organized Imagine in Flanders for the 3rd time. Having received more than 110 registrations from bands and soloists from a very wide range of genres, 6 pre-selections were held during February and March in the 5 Flemish provinces. Out of each pre-selection, one act was selected to participate in the Flemish finals, and 3-4 acts received a wildcard which gave them the chance to still be selected for the Flemish finals.
After 6 successful pre-selections – with large audiences and high-quality music – the jury selected 9 acts out of the wildcard winners. These groups participated in several workshops and coaching sessions given by professional coaches during a workshop day.
So, on 5 May, 15 acts took part in the Flemish finals, which took place at De Casino in Sint-Niklaas. The acts provide an interesting mix of hip-hop, rock, acoustic, jazz, world music and metalcore. The jury ultimately opted to send Sinan, Karma Police, JS Xclusive, Triopated and Rose to the Belgian finals.
In addition, 5 acts have also been selected in Wallonia: Lfé, Estrange, Noisy Pride, Whispers and Robin Meys. Listen to their tracks.
The finalists will also be offered personal coaching and a demo recording session. The 10 acts, along with 3 international guest acts, will play in the renowned Botanique concert hall in Brusselson 29 June. The Belgian groups play for spectacular prizes such as concert tours, recording equipment, professional support and, last but not least, the honour of representing Belgium at the International Imagine 2013 Finals in Norway!
View the pictures made by Mediaraven.